Fighting for Justice: 20th - Century Activism in New Jersey

Marisa Pierson
November 21, 2015
Paul Robeson Campus Center
Rutgers University - Newark
350 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Newark, NJ 07102


“We Shall Overcome!”

“Votes for New Jersey Women!”

“Eight Hours Work, Eight Hours Rest
& Eight Hours Pleasure!”

“Make Love, Not War!”


These refrains could be heard across the nation in support of some of the most important social and political movements of the 20th century. New Jersey often stood at the forefront during these tumultuous times, and this legacy will be front and center at Fighting for Justice: 20th – Century Activism in New Jersey.

Join leading authors, scholars, and activists as they explore a century marked by the pursuit of justice and equality for all. Co-authors of Feminism Unfinished: A Short, Surprising History of American Women’s Movements. Linda Gordon and Dorothy Sue Cobble will kick-off the conference by providing a history of 20th-century social unrest and protest through the lens of feminism.

Additional panel discussions will feature leading scholars and contemporary activists considering topics such as segregation in housing and education; how the LGBTQ community, women, and multi-ethnic neighborhoods are affected by institutional bias; and how contemporary student activists have been influenced by the past.


Visit the New Jersey Historcal Commission's website for registration and more information.